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Stile Antico marks its twentieth season by honouring Palestrina, whose quincentenary falls in 2025. Palestrina’s stellar career was inextricably entwined with the Papacy and the great churches of Rome for which he composed.

This programme explores the music he would have sung at the Sistine Chapel, the changes in his style demanded by the Counter-Reformation, his tragic personal life, and his influence on his successors.

The repertoire is sumptuous, including several of Palestrina’s most beloved and timeless motets, gems by other leading composers active in Rome, and a new work by leading British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, written especially for this programme.

Programme:

Palestrina Sicut cervus 

THE PAPAL CHAPEL
Josquin Salve Regina 
Arcadelt Pater noster 
Palestrina Tu es Petrus 
 
THE COUNTER-REFORMATION
Palestrina Nigra sum sed Formosa 
Victoria Trahe me post te 

Palestrina Credo from Missa Papae Marcelli 

Short interval

Palestrina Super flumina Babylonis 

A TIME OF TURMOIL
Palestrina Peccantem me quotidie 
Palestrina Gioia m’abond’al cor 
Palestrina Surge propera amica mea 
 
IN PRAISE OF MUSIC
Palestrina Cantantibus organis 
Palestrina Exultate Deo 
Lassus Musica Dei donum 
 
PALESTRINA’S RICH LEGACY 
Anerio Christus factus est 
Allegri Christus Resurgens 
Cheryl Frances-Hoad New work, commissioned for this programme
 

This concert is generously supported by Roger Mayhew.

Trinity College Chapel (map)
Thu 6 Mar 2025 19:30
Adult £37.50, £27.50 F/T Student £7.50 (ID required) Under 18 no charge Wheelchair £27.50 (including helper)

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